Monthly Archives: October 2010

“Madison Indiana Fall Fountain”

With all the weddings and portrait shots I have been doing most of the summer it was great to finally get out and shoot something in the natural world for a change. Now I know that this shot and the praying mantis in the post before weren’t exactly high in the Great Smoky Mountains but for now it was wonderful just to get outside and shoot something a little different !!

I couldn’t resist about the one thousandth shot of the Madison Broadway Fountain, but this time I chose to¬† to isolate the lovely lady on the top against the beautiful fall foliage that is beginning to grace Southern Indiana. I really liked how the beautiful turquoise color of the statue contrasted so well against the vivid fall colors, and the water droplets added a neat touch as well.

Once again I will be doing some family shots this weekend but I think I might try to sneak in a few shots of the beautiful fall colors and whatever else I might stumble across, thanks again for stopping by and for best viewing click on the image for the larger size !!






“The Praying Mantis up close and personal”

So I walk up on my front porch the other day and laying on top of my newly acquired mum was this huge praying mantis, naturally I ran for my camera so I could get a shot of this beast, and did I ever get some shots !!

Never had the patience to really shoot insects before but this beautiful specimen made it too hard to pass up, she just sat there like some kind of runway model and let me shoot away getting ever closer to her wonderful mug.

My son was really impressed with these shots since he is a ten year boy and the sight of this creature really made his day, he even pulled out his camera and shot of a few head shots of this wonderful insect himself.

It’s not often I get a chance to shoot such a wonderful subject from the comfort of my own front porch, but I am sure thankful that I got the opportunity to share a photo shoot with such a lovely in an insect sort of way lady !!

You definitely need to click on the image for best viewing on these !!